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The fascinating story of the exceptional maritime explorer, Matthew Flinders – the man who put Australia on the map.

Shipwrecks, storms, death and danger – Matthew Flinders encountered it all on his courageous quest to circumnavigate and chart the treacherous Terra Australis coastline.

From the drama of epic voyages and devastating shipwrecks; his part in the naming of Australia; his cruel imprisonment by the French on Mauritius for six long and harrowing years; the heartbreaking separation from his beloved wife; and the comfort he got from his loyal cat, Trim; to his tragic death at just forty.

This is a gripping adventure biography that details the life of Flinders, a true hero whose name is forever woven into the fabric of Australian history.


'The remarkable Flinders, who ranks with Cook and Bligh as one of the great seafarers of the era'
Herald Sun, Melbourne
'Rob Mundle is a master of the maritime narrative'
Sunday Age
'A drama of adventure and shipwreck'
Sun Herald, Sydney
'This book has it all – adventure, romance and tension.'
Sunshine Coast Sunday